The 5 Most Common Phone Scams And How To Avoid Them

While so many spams and scams these days concentrate on email and other online pursuits, some fraudsters are sticking to what they know best: the telephone. We've bundled up the five worst phone scams that are still doing the rounds, throwing in some solid tips to help you avoid the impact.1.

ASK NEWS:
  • Phone scams continue to be serious threat, remain on IRS ‘Dirty ... - Central Kitsap Reporter
    ... and lists a variety of common scams taxpayers ... scams one at a time during the next 12 business days to raise consumer awareness. Phone ...
    01/31/2015 - 2:27 pm | View Link
  • • IRS warns phone scams continue to be a serious threat - Sonoran News
    ... warns phone scams continue to be a serious threat PHOENIX – Aggressive and threatening phone ... and lists a variety of common scams ...
    01/29/2015 - 4:01 am | View Link
  • Phone scams continue to be serious threat | IRS - Sanjuanjournal.com
    ... and lists a variety of common scams taxpayers ... scams one at a time during the next 12 business days to raise consumer awareness. Phone ...
    01/25/2015 - 5:00 am | View Link
  • San Juan County Sheriff’s Office warn of IRS phone scams - Sanjuanjournal.com
    IRS Warns of Phone Scam Demanding Money - NBCNews.com
    01/23/2015 - 11:42 am | View Link
  • Fake IRS phone calls tops list of tax scams - KRDO.com
    Fake IRS phone calls tops list of tax scams - WLWT
    01/22/2015 - 3:15 pm | View Link
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BING NEWS:
  • Six common online and phone scams you should know about
    SINGAPORE - The Singapore Police Force released its annual statistics on Thursday, which showed that overall crime here rose by 7.4 per cent last year compared to 2013. The increase was largely due to a surge in cases of cheating involving e-commerce ...
    01/29/2015 - 12:17 pm | View Link
  • Protecting Yourself From Common Scams
    Below are three common scams. The Credit Repair Scam The Credit Repair Scam is ... If you get one of these texts, phone calls, or emails, the first thing you should do is take a deep breath and remain calm. If you are concerned about your bank account ...
    01/26/2015 - 7:28 pm | View Link
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    scams, etc. since our computers and cell phones are full of personal information. The Best Buy website has a video showing you how to clear your computer hard drive. Your wireless carrier will show you how to clear your phone and do a “factory hard reset”.
    01/25/2015 - 6:15 pm | View Link
  • Schneiderman releases consumer alert on five common phone scams targeting senior citizens
    Attorney general offers tips to seniors as scams spike during summer months Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued a consumer alert on five common telephone scams targeting senior citizens. These common scams, identified by complaints and other ...
    01/23/2015 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • 3 costly and common tax scams to avoid
    From identity thieves to imposters posing as the IRS on the phone, con artists have become masters at obtaining sensitive personal information from taxpayers to make a quick buck. Many of these scams happen all year long, but are especially common during ...
    01/21/2015 - 10:23 am | View Link
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BING SEARCH:
  • IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam
    IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam. Versión en español. IRS YouTube Video: Tax Scams: English | ASL. IR-2013-84, Oct. 31, 2013. WASHINGTON — The ...
    01/31/2015 - 7:14 pm | View Website
  • Fraud
    Fraud is a deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain (adjectival form fraudulent; to defraud is the verb). As a legal construct ...
    01/31/2015 - 2:13 pm | View Website
  • Fraud Tips for Seniors
    Fraud Target: Senior Citizens. Our Common Fraud Schemes webpage provides tips on how you can protect you and your family from fraud. Senior Citizens especially should ...
    01/30/2015 - 8:34 pm | View Website
  • FinAid | Scholarships | Scholarship Scams
    This section provides advice on how to identify such scholarship scams, how to distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent organizations, how to protect yourself ...
    01/30/2015 - 4:52 pm | View Website
  • Don't dial 809 area code
    Origins: Although the basics of the "809 area code" scam were once real, this item has also become one of the most relentlessly overpublicized instances of ...
    01/30/2015 - 11:22 am | View Website
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